An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old unemployed man, Ogboru Godspower, to 14 years imprisonment for defiling a 13-year-old daughter of his neighbour.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, sentenced Godspower after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
“The accused is hereby sentenced to 14 years imprisonment to serve as deterrent to others and to reform him to be a law abiding citizen,” he said.
The convict was arraigned on August 14 on one count of defilement.
The prosecutor, Jimah Iseghede, had told the court that the offence was committed on August 8 at Godspower’s residence.
Iseghede said the victim was going to take her bath when the accused waylaid her, removed her towel and defiled her.
“It was a neighbour who saw the accused in the act that alerted the whole house,” he said.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.